Newberry Library
Miscellany of printed samples of calligraphy created by Raymond F. DaBoll between 1937 and 1982, from the collection of calligrapher James Hayes -- Much of Daboll's career was spent in Chicago, where he worked as the designer or art director for advertising agencies, printers, commercial art studios, and design and typography firms. When he and his wife moved to Newark, Arkansas in 1952, he continued his design and calligraphy work on a freelance basis from his studio there. Materials collected by Hayes include DaBoll's typographic and calligraphic design brochures for his business; samples of work he had done for companies, universities, and printers; birth announcements; Christmas cards; invitations; newspaper advertisements; exhibit announcements; calendars; and bookmarks. Hayes also collected articles by and about DaBoll from journals such as American artist (March 1952), Inland printer (Oct. 1950), the Rochester Institute of Technology alumni news & views (Sept. 1969), and the ... Read More
Newberry Library
Diaries, notes, original manuscripts of writings, design art, correspondence, personal and financial records, printed ephemera, and type specimens from the collection of Robert Hunter Middleton -- There are extensive files relating to the Ludlow Typograph Co., Middleton's longtime employer; to Cherryburn Press and Apprentice House, his private imprints; to the Society of Typographic Arts, and to other organizations. The extensive correspondence files include particularly significant exchanges with artists Egdon Margo and Paul Standard; printers Paul Duensing, Joseph Graves, Victor and Caroline Hammer, and Giovanni Mardersteig; and designers John Dreyfus, James Mangan, Leslie Sprunger, and Gordon Williams. Examples of Middleton's work are to be found in the cataloged collection. Related materials are in the Newberry Archives, the Caxton Club Archives, the Ernst F. Detterer Papers, the Douglas McMurtrie Papers, the Raymond F. DaBoll Papers, and the James Hayes Papers. Books and ephemera ... Read More
Newberry Library
Advertising and magazine art (some original), correspondence, speech texts, photos, greeting cards, brochures, booklets, other printed ephemera, and 2 sound discs -- Material documents Elmer Jacobs' career as a free-lance illustrator and designer from the 1920's through the 1970's. Although there is relatively little correspondence, there are significant exchanges with Chicago artist Dale Nichols and designer Hal Higdon. The sound discs contain a 1951 radio interview with Jacobs
Getty Research Institute
Audio recording and accompanying brochure for "Ettore Sotsass in Conversation," an appearance by the Italian architect and designer, March 14, 2006 at the Getty Center
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005, measure 8.8 linear feet. Papers include biographical material, alphabetical files, writings, artwork, audio/visual records, artifacts, printed material, and photographs. Extensive alphabetical files contain personal and professional correspondence as well as subject files relating to projects and interests. Especially well-documented are: Gray's involvement with the Vietnam movement; and "Threnody," his best-known work composed of fourteen large panels lamenting the dead of both sides sides in Vietnam, commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Interviews of Charles Coiner, Agnes Denes, Leo Leonni, John Vincent Massey, Elizabeth Paepcke (wife of Container President Walter Paepcke), and Edward Warwick, regarding the Container Corporation of America's advertising campaigns and the development of the art collection. Also discussed is the role of the advertising agency N. W. Ayer and Son to the Container Corporation of America. The interviews were conducted by Martina Norelli, associate curator of graphic arts of the National Museum of American Art, in preparation for the exhibition and catalog "Art, Design, and the Modern Corporation," held October 24, 1985-January 19, 1986
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The collection measures 13.1 linear feet, dates from the 1880s-1994, and documents the life and varied career of Rudolph Schaeffer, artist, designer, teacher, writer, collector of Asian art, and pioneer in the field of color study who founded the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco in 1926. The papers include biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, diaries, journals, artwork, scrapbooks, sound recordings, photographs and printed material
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Drawings and reproductions, including 57 fashion designs, 22 advertisements for shoes, 8 cover illustrations for fashion brochures, 7 pencil drawings for war posters. In addition there are some clippings
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Biographical information on Alvin Lustig and a copy of a letter to Elaine Lustig Cohen from Ward Ritchie, November 2, 1982, containing his reminiscences of Alvin Lustig